From China. The WindPearl 35 is scheduled to hit the European market in summer 2012
As a kick-off model, WindPearl produced a blue water cruiser for the luxury class on behalf of a customer. The WindPearl 58 is already swimming and sailing. For the next project, the shipyard is once again relying on the experience of designer Philippe Briand and has now had him draw a real daysailer. The WindPearl 35 will be 10.60 meters long and 3.12 meters wide and will be built as a standard twin-keel as a specialty. This means that the draft will only be 1.55 meters and the ship can easily fall dry.
Typical daysailer. Short structure, but more space in the cockpit. The asymmetrical arrangement of the seating area is special
Another special feature of the WindPearl 35 is a kind of open saloon in the cockpit. The thorns are arranged asymmetrically around a large, central table. In bad weather, a foldable spray hood will completely cover the guest cockpit. Lines, traps and sheets are all diverted below deck to two winch platforms in the aft ship area. Two steering wheels are attached at the shipyard, and a tiller steering is available as an option. For the standard self-tacking jib, expansion stages with Code Zero, gennaker or spinnaker are offered.
Below deck, the WindPearl 35 offers good touring comfort with berths for four people, a toilet and a full-size pantry. This turns the daysailer into a weekender. The boat is built as a GRP sandwich construction in Shanghai, China. The first model is expected on the European market in summer 2012. The price could also prove to be interesting: the boat, including the sail and a Nanni built-in machine with 14 hp, is expected to cost around 116,000 euros.
Technical specifications: Lü (hull length): 10.60 m LWL (waterline length): 10.20 m Width: 3.12 m Draft: 1.55 m (Twin-Keel) Weight: 3.8 t Sail area: 60 sqm (with self-tacking jib) Internet: www.windpearl.co
Already sailing: the WindPearl 58, the launch model of the young shipyard